vitamin D

SAD treatments in Bothell

Say So Long to SAD

October 20, 2020

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure, more common in the PNW. It’s found that…

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Summertime skin health tips

Healthy Summertime Skin

July 27, 2020

Save your summertime skin Now is the time of year when we want to soak in the sun and take advantage of the nice weather, especially here in the PNW. Although it’s tempting to bathe in the sun there are a few precautions to be aware of to keep your skin healthy and radiant. Did…

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Clinic update in Bothell

March 20, 2020: Clinic Update

March 20, 2020

  Clinic Update: Telemedicine Dear patients and our Bothell community, As you already know, the quarantine is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus.  To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance…

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Natural Treatments for common cold

The Common Cold Got You Down?

March 11, 2020

Can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine help the common cold? Background On The Common Cold Given the nature of the common cold and that it’s primarily caused by a viral infection, no antibiotic or western medicine has yet been able to cure it. Therefore, it’s a cold that we must suffer through until our bodies have…

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Vitamin D and respiratory infections

Vitamin D and Respiratory Infections

April 15, 2017

  A common question I get is…”what they can do to not get sick and how much vitamin D they should be taking?” Vitamin D affects the immune system, aids in bone health, and offers some protection against chronic diseases. Low levels of vitamin D can increase the risk for type 1 diabetes, certain cancers,…

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Daily habits

6 Daily Habits to Cut Cancer Risk

June 1, 2016

  Quit the tobacco, and don’t start if you haven’t already It should be common sense now that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to multiple types of cancer. If you are trying to quit, you are not alone. Try joining a support group or making a plan for yourself to set goals for quitting.…

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Vitamin D and IBS

Low Vitamin D and Link to IBS

January 17, 2016

Why is vitamin D so important? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin acquired through sun exposure, diet, and supplements. Vitamin D is commonly found in fatty fish, such as salmon and sardines, as well as eggs, fortified cereals, and milk. Vitamin D acts like a hormone. It helps the body metabolize minerals and aids in…

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